History tends to breed mythology, or rather, history tends to be written as mythology. The historian is partly to blame for this, taking stories and gutting them, glorifying the parts that they think should be emphasized, by default defining other parts as non-history. Another factor though, perhaps more to blame, is the immediate mistelling of situations as they occur; this is the fault of the news-teller, the history-creator.
What is a sex worker? $pread Magazine defines a sex worker as “someone who explicitly ex- changes their own erotic labor for money, services, or goods. Some examples of sex workers are strippers, burlesque dancers, escorts, hustlers, prostitutes, phone sex workers, porn performers, nude models, professional dominants, and many others. However not all workers in these professions define themselves as sex workers.”
By the mid-1960s, the area around Wells Street in what is now Old Town formed the heart of Chicago’s small but thriving hippie scene. The neighborhood housed headshops,record stores, music clubs, coffee shops, and a burgeoning population of bohemian young people.
Throughout the weekend of November 5th – 7th, the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) held its annual Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) Conference in Baltimore, with the local support and coordination of the 2640 and Red Emma's Collectives. RAT is an autonomous space outside of commodified conference and educational centers.
Most of these people seem to be focused on the wrong issue; thus promoting the wrong solution. ------ Reportback: One Nation Working Together by Julia Riber Pitt On October 2, 2010, in an effort to rally for leftist and progressive causes, thousands of liberals, progressives, and radicals attended the One Nation Working Together Rally, in Washington, DC. When my comrade Sarina and I first arrived at the rally, we joined a handful of union and labor activists. Together we walked down to the Lincoln Memorial.
As an organizer with a decade of experience in all types of work, from anarchist organizations to peace groups to labor organizing, I don't think over-hyping our actions does anything for us.
September 24, 2009
The G20 is upon us, and though BBC World News featured some of "the troubles" in Pittsburgh, on-the-ground reports hardly match up with the media-inflation, police-inflation, and activist-inflation of the actual thing.